Australian Bushfire Relief Efforts
A huge thank you to everyone who has sent us their thoughts and expressed concern about the fires in Australia. We have had enquiries about travel to and in Australia, as well as a number of people asking how they can help with the fire response and recovery. Below is information on both of these issues. Thank you all again; our thoughts are with everyone affected by the fires. Please stay safe.
We encourage travellers to monitor your government’s overseas travel advisories regarding travel to Australia. For Canadians, please go to www.travel.gc.ca.
It is also advised to monitor the ABC News website (www.abc.net.au), which has links to relevant state fire and emergency authorities. Travellers should follow the instructions of these authorities.
How to Help:
Some of the main organisations supporting communities impacted by the fires include:
- Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery – www.redcross.org.au/
- The Salvation Army Disaster Appeal – www.salvationarmy.org.au
- St Vincent de Paul Bushfire Appeal – www.vinnies.org.au
- NSW Rural Fire Service – www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
- Country Fire Association of Victoria – www.cfa.vic.gov.au
- South Australia Country Fire Service – www.cfsfoundation.org.au
- WIRES (injured wildlife) – www.wires.org.au